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Posted by Linda Metcalfe

Fellow Rotarians gathered for a seafood meal in appreciation for Joey's supplying and serving at the annual Lobsterfest fundraiser.  Rotarian Peter Beulah gives thanks to Dan, the manager of Joey's. To view more photos, look in the "Photo Albums" on the right of this home page.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 25, 2014

District 5060, Area 5, Assistant Governor Dennis Jacobsen presided over the installation of our new board of directors for the 2014/2015 Rotary year at our dinner meeting.   Note all the smiling faces!

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 25, 2014

Now Past President, Dave Smith is presented with a plaque to honour his year as our President and all his accomplishments during his very successful year.  He was also presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award for his dedication and service to the silent auction components of both the annual Lobsterfeast and Oktoberfest.  Great job Dave.  We will miss your Newfie jokes.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 18, 2014

President Dave presented a cheque for $500 to member Heather Buzzell for the Penticton Library Lego Club, a new activity aimed at pre-teens.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 14, 2014

Members joined our exchange student Dinal Mehta and her family for a tree planting in her honour at Skaha park.  A stainless steel plaque will be placed with her name shortly.  Barb presented Dinal with a framed maple leaf for her to take back home.  View more photos in the Photo Albums on this website.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 28, 2014

Bruce Barker, Potentate of Shriners of BC & Yukon, presented a cheque for $2,000 to Erwin Ploner who organized a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 24th.  At least ten of our members helped at this breakfast - thanks for coming out so early!  Of course Erwin then presented the cheque to President Dave Smith for deposit to our club's bank account!

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 21, 2014

At our meeting today, we were privileged to be entertained by Fred Penner who is in Penticton for the Okanagan Children's Festival.  Also, being a long time friend of our member Gord Osland may have something to do with him attending our meeting!  Fred's has had an outstanding career publishing 12 albums, TV shows, and honoured with an Order of Canada, Order of Manitoba and a Paul Harris Fellow.  He has been singing his songs for 42 years! He shared a story with us about Gord where Fred has lead a conversation with "and lead us not into expectations" and Gord quickly responded "but deliver us from ego".  That's our Gord!  He also lead the club in singing happy birthday to fellow Rotarian Barb Hoolaeff.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 10, 2014

The rain held off for a very successful pancake breakfast at Skaha Lake's new children's playground, Discovery Park. Here is fellow Rotarian Gord Watson preparing the batter mixture for our mouth watering pancakes! Thanks to all the Rotarians who helped today. More photos will be added to the Photo Album section as they become available.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 07, 2014

Our Foundation Chair, Natalie Ferebee, presented both Gordon and Jo-Ann Herle with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.  For Gordon, it is his third award and for Jo-Ann, her first time receiving the award.  Congratulations!

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 03, 2014

Rotary members Barb Hoolaeff (Left) and Natalie Ferebee (Right) are seen here with President Elect Cal Meiklejohn's wife, Jacinta Ferrari (middle), sporting our upcoming Ribfest t-shirts.  They look fantastic and what a great marketing tool to promote our 2015 event at the District 5060 conference.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Mar 04, 2014

For all the latest news in our District 5060 and links to Rotary International, visit http://rotary5060.com/index.php. 

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Mar 19, 2014

Andy Virk is introduced by his sponsor Jim Henderson.  We are delighted to have Andy as our newest member.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Mar 12, 2014

Kristy Trimmer is given a big hug from her sponsor Sandra Curnow after her induction into our Club.  Welcome Kristy!Image
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Mar 05, 2014

At our meeting today we were fortunate to have as our guests Frank Conci, Ann Brewster, Daryl Clark, and Ron Ryde who spoke to us about the industries in Penticton and the Penticton Industrial Development Association (PIDA).  Our member Keith Bevington also spoke of his involvement with PIDA. Below President-elect Cal Meiklejohn thanks Frank Conci for his informative presentation.

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Posted by Sandra Krauer on Feb 10, 2014

The Weekend in the Mountains is an activity for both Inbound (Dinal) and Outbound (Jozsef) Students from District 5060 to meet and to share information about their respective countries and cultures.  They performed skits about their Rotary Experiences, gained knowledge surrounding expectations of them, and participated in several team building exercises... and they did not sleep.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Feb 05, 2014

Roy Phillips led the induction proceedings for our newest members Linda Chabot and Gordon Watson.  Welcome to our Club.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jan 09, 2014

Rotary Member Judi Cassidy and President Dave Smith presented a cheque for $2,100 to Bill Coulter, from Octoberfest, for the SS Sicamous. These funds were raised through our Club's silent auction event at the 2013 Octoberfest.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Dec 18, 2013

Today was a very special day for our Penticton Rotary Club with 9 members and 4 Friends of Rotary recognized to receive a Paul Harris Fellow award. For some it was their first time to receive this award, but for others it was their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and even 7th! Congratulations to all the worthy recipients!

Back Row, L-R: Justin White (1st), Brian Hughes (2nd), Roy Phillips (4th), Neal Davies (2nd), Gerry Karr (6th), Ralph Oslund (2nd), Peter Beulah (4th), Don Michiel (7th)

Front Row, L-R: Natalie Ferebee (1st), Marlene Phillips (3rd), Marian Henninger (Honorary 1st), Daisy McAlpine (2nd), Frances Beulah (2nd)

Absent: Geoffrey Willers (1st), Bob Gibbs (5th)

 

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Dec 11, 2013

Our Rotarians manned shifts on December 6 and 7th at Safeway, Save-On Foods, IGA and Wal-Mart to sell $2 raffle tickets for our wheelbarrows full of goodies.  Monies raised were in excess of $3000.  There were also two eager students from Penn High who volunteered for a shift.  Looks like they enjoyed themselves!

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Dec 03, 2013

Rotarians and their spouses helped out with the toy donations and breakfast at the Penticton Lakeside Resort today from 6:00a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Looks like they were having lots of fun!

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Dec 01, 2013

Here is just one of many photos taken at our annual Christmas Party at the Penticton Lakeside resort.  Great food, lots of dancing and a good deal of socializing! View more photos under the Photo Album section on the right side of the Home page. A big thanks to Barb and her committee, Grant and Jackie, for organizing the event.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Nov 27, 2013

2014-2015 Rotary Board Members

Elected for a two year term as a director were: Judi Cassidy, Penny Morrison and Justin White.  Also elected was Sandra Curnow who will hold the office of President-Elect.  Linda Metcalfe, as Secretary, and Jon Milligan, as Treasurer, were also elected to continue in their roles. Congratulations to the newly elected and remaining directors. 

Natalie Ferebee, Grant Klatik and Don Michiel still have one year remaining in their term. Cal Meiklejohn (missing from photo) will be taking on his role of  President and of course Dave Smith will remain on the Board as Past President. 

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Nov 14, 2013

The Rotary Club of Penticton is sending help to Philippines storm victims by way of purchasing ShelterBoxes to ship to the affected zone.

ShelterBox is a solution in disaster response that is as simple as it is effective.   ShelterBox deliver the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.  Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, groundsheets, water storage and filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.

 

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 26, 2013

UBC students visited our club on the weekend of September 20 to 22nd.  Jim Hare and Rory McIvor worked diligently to find host families for all the visiting students from the members of the Penticton Rotary Club. It was a fun weekend for all.  View more photos in the photo album on the right of the Home Page.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 25, 2013

Rotarians Ralph Oslund, Sandra Krauer and Dave Smith along with Sue Chaudry heated up the barbecue and cooked some goodies at a Huber-Bannister event on Saturday, 21st.  A cheque for $500 was donated to the Rotary Club of Penticton for their community project.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 26, 2013

Penticton Rotary was asked to help to marshal the Stanley Cup for display at the Gyro Band Shell.  Shown are Rotarians Roy Phillips, Garry Litke and PDG Carl Tymm with Boston Bruins #2, Brandon Kieth #2.   

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 11, 2013

Rotarians Brian Hughes and Natalie Ferebee, both with RBC Dominion Securities, are shown in the photo along with RBC coilleagues presenting a cheque to Rotarian Keith Bevington for $5,000 for our Shatford Centre Community Kitchen Project. 

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 04, 2013

Rotarian Ben Amos presented Donna Lomas of Okanagan College with a cheque for $5,000, which is the final payment for a total commitment of $15,000 over the last 3 years.  Donna thanked the Penticton Rotary Club for their donation and pointed out that the proceeds not only benefited the students but also the community.

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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Aug 21, 2013

Dinal Mehta attended our meeting of August 21st. She is our new Exchange Student from India.  She was introduced to the members by Sandra Krauer who is in charge of our Youth Service and Inbound Exchange Committee.

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Posted by Sheila Kuhre on Apr 17, 2013

Rotary Community Kitchen Proposed Project - Motion Passed by Club Members, May 1, 2013

The Shatford Centre's main floor classroom in the south-west corner is being converted to a commercial community kitchen. The room is adjacent to the Shatford Auditorium and is 768 sq ft in size. The capital budget for the kitchen is $220,000. The proposal is for the Penticton Rotary and Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre to raise $110,000 each for this project.

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